- California Dried Figs and California Fresh Figs (use any fresh fruit such as berries and citrus when fresh figs are not in season)
- 3 Types of Cheese (choose a firm and aged cheese, a soft and creamy cheese, and a cheese that will surprised your guests)
- 2 Lean meat/protein options from the deli, sliced (choose two protein options that are smoky, spicy or peppery such as peppered turkey, roast beef, prosciutto, ham, lox or smoked salmon)
- Nuts (choose 1 to 2 fun festive nut options such as rosemary almonds, pistachios, toasted walnuts or pecans)
- 2-3 Spreads and stuff (choose from cranberry sauce or chutney, fig or berry jam, olive tapenade, spicy mustards or basil or sundried tomato pesto)
- 1-2 Types of whole grain crackers and/or whole grain baguette (include a gluten free cracker if needed for some of your guests)
(One large serving includes 2 dried figs, 1 ounce of whole grain crackers, 1 ounce of lean meat, 1 ounce of cheese, 1 tablespoon nuts, 2 teaspoons cranberry sauce and 2 teaspoons olive tapenade): Calories 440, Total Fat 21 g, Saturated Fat 7 g, Cholesterol 53 mg, Sodium 387 mg, Potassium 353 mg, Total Carbohydrates 39 g, Dietary Fiber 6 g, Sugars (including fruit) 14 g, Protein 22 g
Choose a board or large platter for your charcuterie. Place quartered or sliced dried figs in a small dish and place the dish in the center of your board then add a pop of color with fresh fruit such as figs, berries or citrus segments somewhere else on the platter.
Start building your charcuterie board by adding the other components, from the cheeses to the lean proteins, nuts, spreads and crackers.
Serve immediately or cover and keep in the refrigerator until ready to serve.